The Write Stuff

Andrew Zornoza’s “Where I Stay” was 14 years in the making. On November 2, meet the author and come see why it was worth the wait.

Andrew Zornoza, author of the gritty and poignant photo-prose novel “Where I Stay,” comes to PLV as part of the Writers @ Pace series. Join us on November 2 at 1:30p.m. for a reading by the author, followed by Q&A and book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

From the publisher… “In the process of constantly disappearing, the unhinged, unmoored and unnamed narrator of “Where I Stay” travels through a cracked North America, stalked by his own future self and the whispers of a distant love. From Arco, Idaho to Mexico City, he flees along the highways and dirt roads of a landscape filled with characters in transition: squatters, survivalists, prostitutes, drug runners, skinheads, border guards and con-men. “Where I Stay” is a meditation on desperation, identity, geography, memory, and love— a story about endurance, about the empty spaces in ourselves, about the new possibilities we find only after we have lost everything.”

Poets @ Pace

Roses are red. Violets are blue. The poets are here. And you should be, too. Find out why…

Do you dream of robot dancing bees? No? Well then perhaps you better head down to Poets @ Pace on October 25 to find out what Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Tate is talking about. And if his apology for eating Geoffrey Movius’ hyacinth isn’t enough, perhaps Pushcart winner Dara Wier can explain how she left her hat on a pond. Still don’t know what we’re talking about? Neither do we. That’s the beauty of poetry.

Most of What We Know

Okay, so maybe it’s more like “pretty much all we know.” But here’s the scoop: Pace has a great lineup of acclaimed poets and fiction writers coming to campus to share their works over the next few weeks. First up, Christiana Louisa Langenberg, winner of multiple awards and Pushcart prize nominee will be in PLV on October 12 to read from her new collection of short stories, Half of What I Know.

Fall Fiction WritersOn October 12, Christiana Louisa Langenberg, winner of the Drunken Boat Panliterary Award for Fiction, Chelsea Award for Short Fiction, and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, will be reading from her bilingual collection of stories, Half of What I Know, taking questions from eager authors, and signing books in the Kessel Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Langenberg was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States as a child where she was raised trilingually in rural Nebraska. Her stories have been published in American Literary Review, New South, Glimmer Train, Dogwood, LUMINA, So to Speak, Literary Salt, Carve, and Green Mountains Review, among others.

Then on October 25, Poets@Pace presents “a poet of mad wit and stunning anecdote,” Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner James Tate, and celebrated poet Dara Wier, whose work “may not be for the faint of heart,” for a night of readings, Q&A, book signing, and refreshments in NYC. We’re sure their work will leave you Howl-ing for more!